Triangle by Mac Barnett & Jon Klassen (Walker Books)

We really don’t want to say too much about the latest picture book from the madcap duo that is Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen.

It’s what you would expect from this pairing and then just a touch more genius.

If you’re not already aware of their work, we suggest you rectify that immediately.

Filled with original storylines, uncomplicated but meaningful text, a discernible humour and instantly recognisable artwork, there’s everything to appreciate about their work.

Triangle is out to play a sneaky trick on his friend, Square. Set to a backdrop of various shapes, we see this trick played out right before our eyes.

In on the joke, the reader can enjoy the sneaky trick too. We can laugh along with Triangle’s sense of humour and watch Square’s reaction.

But what happens when the shoe is on the other foot and Square plays a trick on Triangle? Or does he?

A story with a perfectly simple premise executed to perfection in the only way Barnett and Klassen know how.

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